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Provision Aruba AP via CLI

Below you will find the necessary commands to provision an Aruba access-point via CLI. The commands add the access-point to the AP whitelist and provision the AP in the correct ap-group. Adding the AP to the whitelist is necessary when using control-plane security.

whitelist-db cpsec add mac-address “94:b4:0f:c4:7e:98” description “ap01”
whitelist-db cpsec modify mac-address “94:b4:0f:c4:7e:98” cert-type factory-cert state certified-factory-cert
clear provisioning-ap-list
provision-ap read-bootinfo ap-name “94:b4:0f:c4:7e:98”
provision-ap copy-provisioning-params ap-name “94:b4:0f:c4:7e:98”
provision-ap installation indoor
provision-ap no external-antenna
provision-ap server-name “aruba-master”
provision-ap ap-group “corp-01”
provision-ap ap-name “ap01”
provision-ap no syslocation
provision-ap no remote-ap
provision-ap reprovision ap-name “94:b4:0f:c4:7e:98”
clear provisioning-ap-list
clear provisioning-params

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René Jorissen

Co-owner and Solution Specialist at 4IP Solutions
René Jorissen works as Solution Specialist for 4IP in the Netherlands. Network Infrastructures are the primary focus. René works with equipment of multiple vendors, like Cisco, Aruba Networks, FortiNet, HP Networking, Juniper Networks, RSA SecurID, AeroHive, Microsoft and many more. René is Aruba Mobility First Expert (AMFX #26), Aruba Certified Mobility Expert (ACMX #438), Aruba Certified ClearPass Expert (ACCX #725), Aruba Certified Design Expert (ACDX #760), CCNP R&S, FCNSP and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEF) certified. You can follow René on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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2 Responses to Provision Aruba AP via CLI

  • my first Aruba deployment is with 8.2. Can i use the whitelist-db modify command for the ap-name and ap-group and not use the provision-ap command at all?
    Thanks

  • Hello Steve,

    What you can do best is, provisioning an access-point via de GUI. Issue the command “show audit-trail” on the CLI. The output shows the commands which were executed during the provisioning.

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